The European Commission has announced on 21 October €2 million in additional humanitarian aid, as many people continue to suffer from the ongoing conflict in Libya. The assistance will cover emergency health care services, food, livelihood support and protection services.

“It is crucial that parties to the conflict respect International Humanitarian Law, and allow humanitarian workers full access to help those in need and save lives” said EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, Christos Stylianides.

The funding will be closely monitored and channeled through international non-governmental organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.